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“Perfect Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Yooneek Beach Resort
Stockholm, Sweden
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21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Perfect Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Stayed in this hotel for 15 days together with my boyfriend. Bantayan is family friendly and totally not for party lovers. Bantayan is for those who wants peaceful atmosphere during night and day.

Yooneek beach resort has the best location in the area. The design of their hotel is more on the native style. The workers are really friendly and they speak really good english. The owner of the hotel is japanese married to a filipina.

Yooneek beach resort is affordable especially for long stay ins. They have the perfect spot on the beach and most of the the time the small swedish floating bar is in front of it which makes the view really beautiful during at night.

The rooms are okay for the price, beds arent that large.. especially if you are a foreigner youll probably find it small. The aircorn works good.. The toilet is fine, they dont have heater so you will shower with cold water which i think is refreshing since it can get really warm during the
day.

No Pool. They clean rooms everyday.

I find bantayan island romantic for couples.

If you go to bantayan, Check Yoonek Beach Resort!

FYI: They serve really good mango shake! :D

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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4 Thank 7923
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English first
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38 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I loved my stay at Yooneek because of the location; beachfront, powdery white sand with colourful lounge chairs and sunbeds. Beautiful. This is a place to relax, and chill.

THE GOOD:
1. Location
2. Free resort transfers
3. Brewed coffee
4. Friendly owners and staff
5. Big rooms

THE BAD:
1. Shower heater. Ouch! 1st degree burn.
2. Refrigerator. Horrible. Didn't work at all. Rusty. Scary.
3. 14 " television from the 70's.

THE UGLY:
1. The resort agreed to give is a good rate because it was off peak. And they didn't honour their commitment. Sucks big time.
2. Food. Worst ever. As boring as chalk.
3. Service. We literally order our breakfast ahead at night to make sure we get food on time. Day 1 taught us that it takes an average of an hour for them to serve a clubhouse sandwich that was actually a tuna sandwich! I think they used expired bread because it tasted odd, and stale.

I would not come back.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars
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5 Thank Onsie V
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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

This is my 1st review coz I believe they do deserve one no matter how late this is. =)

Stayed here in Jan during the week of Sinulog and no doubt it was a simple room with no amenities. I love the place and the staff! Warm and friendly staff. Fantastic view of the beach. And perfect spot for star gazing into the night!

Had arrangements made to visit the other smaller islands and the beaches all around with powdery white. =)

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank starzdevil
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Shepparton, Australia
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27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

We visited during the low season (August 2012). It was very quiet but the weather was great. The resort is quite laid back and very relaxing. We found the staff to be so nice, particularly Preecy. The sea at this resort was a little rough for a couple of days during our stay. It appeared to be a lot calmer on the other side of the port. Yooneek is walking distance to the main street of the town of Santa Fe.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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3 Thank goossey123
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Pros:
- EXCELLENT service! Staff are very accommodating. All our requests were granted.
- free pick-up transfer to/from seaport
- CLEAN and SPACIOUS rooms and bathrooms (with free towels to use)
- Near restaurants and bar.
- nice beachfront!
- food is good try their shakes
- no boats
- near to the famous kota beach shoreline
- they also have bar, good place to hangout with your friends and family

CONS
- no swimming pool (with a nice shoreline who cares)

Overall:
This place is a perfect haven for your family and friends even for couples. Try to look for Kuya Reme (pronounce as Remy) he will attend to all your needs and a good cook too!

TIPS:
-City tour is not advisable it will consume alot of your time since the places are very far from each other. You will pass through the bumpy road while riding on a tricycle (enough for 7-8 persons)
- Don't forget to try snorkeling. You will be amazed with the corals and salt water fish around the area.
- If you are on a budget trip. Try to go to their local market and let kuya Reme cook for you with no extra charges. Just give him a tip after. Don't let the resort cook for you it will cost you alot.
- try Le Petit Bonheur Restaurant a bit pricey but the servings are almost good for two.

We will definitely go back to Bantayan and still going to choose Yooneek.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Grasyia
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Stayed there in Feb of 2012, the staff were great, food good and good location,right on beach, just down from the floating bar.My only complaint was room, I had a room on the second floor and the people on the third floor were very noisey you could here every footstep they took. In our room our aircon sounded like a 747 taking off, you could not sleep with it on, it had a cold water shower which didn't bother me, I knew it when I booked, just wish the room had a tv and ref, probably would'nt stay there again, better value for peso at other hotels.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank bryfromchicago
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

I stayed here for Valentine's Day 2012 and stayed in the VIP Room. It was huge, very clean and the bedroom overlooks the beach. Beautiful view from the bedroom balcony!!! The bedroom has a very efficient A/C. The place has a kitchen but you are not allowed to cook which was fine with me. The hosts are nice and responsive to your needs. The Valentine's Dance they hosted was incredible. So many people, so much fun. In all, I definitely would recommend the place and would return. One of the grounds keepers offered his guide service for a local island hop to Virgin Island and BBQ. The snorkeling was great and the food was incredible! He BBQ'ed oysters in the shell marinated with butter, garlic and topped it off with cheese. Not to mention the usual pork K-bobs, Chicken, Fish, Rice and so much more...

Room Tip: Spend the extra money and get the VIP Room!!!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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3 Thank Burqueman505
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Property: Yooneek Beach Resort
Address: Santa Fe, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Bantayan Island
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Ranked #4 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Bantayan Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
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